SOUTHINGTON - Carmen J. "Red" Giammatteo, 96, of Southington, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Carmel (Alia) Giammatteo.
He was born in Southington on Aug. 30, 1917, the son of the late Joseph and Lucy (Feola) Giammatteo. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II
. Prior to his retirement he was president of Southington Oil Co. Carmen was a member and founder of Southington's Grit-Iron Club. He loved playing cards especially cribbage and he was an avid N.Y. Yankee fan.
He is survived by his loving and devoted daughter, Carol Ann Giammatteo; a sister, Hope Coletto, both of Southington; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Marco, Rocco, Dominic and Joseph; and sisters, Henrietta Sgrillo and Sabina Zaino.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington to St. Thomas Church at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will be at St. Thomas cemetery. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. For online condolences and directions visit www.dellavecchiafh.com